Quotes about Genius

"True genius sees with the eyes of a child and thinks with the brain of a genie."

Puzant Kevork Thomajan (-)


"I don't want to be a genius - I have enough problems just trying to be a man."

Albert Camus (7 November 1913 – 4 January 1960) was a French Algerian author, philosopher and journalist, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957. He was a key philosopher of the 20th-century, with his most famous work being the novel L'Étranger (The Stranger).


"For 37 years I've practiced 14 hours a day, and now they call me a genius."

Pablo de Sarasate (1844-1908) Spanish violinist and composer.


"The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success."

Bruce Feirstein (born 1956) is an American screenwriter and humorist, best known for his contributions to the James Bond series.


"Genius is talent set on fire by courage."

Henry van Dyke (was born on November 10, 1852 ) served as a professor of English literature.By appointment of President Wilson he became Minister to the Netherlands and Luxembourg in 1913.


"Genius is one of the many forms of insanity."

Cesare Lombroso (1835-1909) Italian founder of the science of criminology.


"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex...It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction."

Albert Einstein (14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a theoretical physicist, philosopher and author who is widely regarded as one of the most influential and best known scientists and intellectuals of all time. A German-Swiss Nobel laureate, he is often regarded as the father of modern physics. He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to Theoretical Physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect".


"Genius always finds itself a century too early."

Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882) was an American philosopher, lecturer, essayist, and poet, best remembered for leading the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century.


"Every positive value has its price in negative terms... the genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima."

Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso known as Pablo Ruiz Picasso (25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973) was a Spanish-born painter, draughtsman, and sculptor who lived most of his adult life in France. He is best known for co-founding the Cubist movement and for the wide variety of styles embodied in his work.


"Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active."

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519) was an Italian polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist and writer. Leonardo has often been described as the archetype of the Renaissance man, a man whose unquenchable curiosity was equaled only by his powers of invention. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented person ever to have lived.